WILMER X Downward bound 1986 Rebel Rec. 320 kbps
Downward bound / No good lies / Down on my knees / Blood or gold / Don't let me bleed / Honk Kong boy / Losing control / Blind my eyes / Siesta 'round the clock / Fragile child/Motorbike drivin' .
Produced by Wilmer X & T. Gabrielsson .
Wilmer X 1986 : N. Hellberg : vocals, guitar / S. Bomb : drums / J. Lorensson : harmonica ,vocals / S. Björk : bass , vocals / T. Holst : guitar , vocals .
In the '80s, Wilmer X took an outspoken stand against synth pop and electronic music, stating a dislike for synthesizers and playing rock & roll with a garage feel. Almost ironically, they also showed a big talent for melodies and catchy pop hooks. In fact, the melodies and the flirtations with pop would later become a problem. But in the '80s it was an excellent complement to the group's aggressiveness.The group was formed as Wilmer Pitt in 1977, by Nisse Hellberg and Clas Rosenberg. But at the time of their first recording, the single "Sov Min Älskling" , they changed their name to the less offensive Wilmer X. After recording a self-titled mini-LP and their first full-length album, Wilmer X, they managed to get a contract with MNW and started working on the album "Fula Fula Ord", having a much higher budget than on the previous recordings. The band now included harmonica player Jalle Lorensson, bassist Lennart Nygren, and drummer Jalle Olsson. Sticky Bomb, who was to be Wilmer X's long-lasting drummer, was also included on some tracks on percussion. In 1985, Under Hot was released, providing the group with a slogan with which they described their music. The idea was that they played as if under constant threat, giving them a manic energy. A few more albums gave the group a solid following, especially in southern Sweden, but they did not manage to break through to the big audiences. Neither did their first album with English lyrics, "Downward Bound" .
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